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92-Story One Bayfront Plaza Will Have Observation Deck, Nearly 1,200 Studios

Florida East Coast Realty has submitted plans for the One Bayfront Plaza to include lots of small apartments and an observation deck on top.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal on July 19, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and ODP Architects.

The tower will have an unusually high count of studio apartments. In total, 1,361 rental units are planned on levels 35-90:

  • 1,197 studio
  • 108 one-bedroom
  • 56 two-bedroom

A representative of the developer told the SFBJ that studio units are in high demand in Miami, which is why they decided to include so many of them. The studios will average 600 square feet.

The lower levels of the tower include 534,379 square feet of office space, 101,650 square feet of retail, 200 hotel rooms, and 2,117 parking spaces.

An 8,000 square foot observation deck is planned on level 92. Guests will have a view of Miami from the tallest building in the city, at 1,049 feet above sea level.

Construction is set to begin in January 2019 and will take 40 months to complete.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Finally a tall tower with a public observation deck! Other developers take notes

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

AND a tall tower with DENSITY, enough of the ultra high lux lets turn this into a downtown metropolis

Edin
Edin

Only 1049 feet?????
By wide world standards that’s a
MIDGET.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Blame the FAA.

Alpina
Alpina

if there is demand for studios, why don’t they start sooner???…they keep adjusting for current demand. by the time they start, demand will be different

Marc305
Marc305

I have been doing Real Estate for the past 15 years in Brickell and Downtown, the high demand for Studios never goes down.

Daniel D.

I believe that they cannot build yet because the previous building still have a lease that ends 2018/2019. I am not 100% sure 😛

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’re right.

William
William

I imagine that having the maximum unit counts with maximum bathroom/kitchens is the most intensive floor plate you could ask for. Therefore adjusting afterwards to fewer units or fewer kitchens/bathrooms is easier. But if they are intending on building a rental tower in the middle of all that activity, they can probably achieve the highest occupancy rates with smaller units. The net rent receivables monthly would also be very high. Gross and on a per sqft basis.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What a freaking joke.

2,117 parking spaces in the heart of downtown.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree.
What a total waste of $, time and effort.
Downtowns should not be concerned with building parking.
Why would you make it easier for people to drive?
Downtown is flushed with bus, train, people mover and walkability.
Don’t build more parking!!!!

Marc305
Marc305

I sure hope that you talk the talk and walk the walk. By that I mean that you live in Downtown or Brickell, you do NOT own a car, and you use public transportation no matter where you need to go.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m sure the only people that talk of a no car world are coming from NYC and don’t have a license or know how to drive.

All this talk of no parking buildings is stupid.. no parking building are called hotels.

Anonymous
Anonymous

and dorms

Anonymous
Anonymous

I make over $200k, I live in Brickell and I don’t own a car. I had two cars a couple of years ago and at some point I realized I wasn’t using them. No matter how much money you make, owning a car when you live and work in Brickell is (for most) a pretty stupid idea.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You don’t get out much do u..

Anonymous
Anonymous

Probably a lot more than you do buddy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Too bad.. you’re missing out on some great drives thru Florida.. nothing better than a drive to the Keys or Marco Island with the top down.

Marc305
Marc305

Exactly my point. I live and work in Brickell. I walk, take the Metromover, and Uber through out the week, but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I put my top down and visit relatives in Boca, take drives to Homestead and Broward to see friends, and on occasion I visit an old College buddy in Key Largo. Even though my car is almost 2 years old and only has 7,000 miles I would never give up my convertible.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m not missing anything. I probably go out and do more than most of you. I rent cars whenever I want to do longer trips like that.. it costs nothing. For everything else, I use Uber/Lyft. Even when I go visit my family in Hallandale, Uber/Lyft is cheaper and faster than using my own car (that I don’t own anymore lol).

Anonymous
Anonymous

I rent cars whenever I want to do that…

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

There are a million car rental companies in Miami and the lux ones deliver. There’s even TURO / RelayRides everywhere.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Bravo for you…I would love to be in your shoes one day so I can give up the gas guzzler I drive, and I wouldn’t be polluting the air anymore also.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You either spend a lot on Uber or you have no life.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I do as a matter of fact. Your point?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I live in South Beach and share a car with my husband. We take pubic transit where possible, ride bikes and walk. If we cannot do any of the above we may use ride-sharing or drive our personal vehicle.

I love (my car) miami
I love (my car) miami

Because it’s hot as hell! Public transportation (as much as I would love to see metro rail and metromover extensions) will never be the success that most of you think it would be. Walking 2 blocks in a suit and tie in 95 degrees is no fun. You should all get over the no parking garage bandwagon. Let’s say you live in Brickell and you want to go to George’s in South Miami, you would have to walk 10 blocks along sunset to get there. BS.

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

Haha whoever gave thumbs dwon, should try it. Not even during summer. October.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Studio units for the illusion of ‘affordability’. 600 sq ft units for how much ? still top market price out of the reach of the masses.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Finally!!!!
Such a beautiful city, spectacular bay and city views, one of the most touristy cities in the country and to this date, no observation deck.
I am still hopeful for Skyrise!

Anonymous
Anonymous

You can put that ugly piece of crap called “Skyrise” in your back yard. Miami’s skyline doesn’t need it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The waiting time for the lifts will definitely kill you.

Fredric
Fredric

This is great. Now I would like to see either One Bayfront Plaza or One Brickell City Centre break ground within the next few weeks, or within the next 3-4 months at the latest. No need to wait until January of 2019 as it will take at least two years to complete either tower, once construction begins. Waiting a year and a half or longer to start construction only risks a major economic downturn or the end of the current, local construction boom cycle. And if that happens then these towers will be delayed for years longer, at least. Just do an Empire State Building-style job and get it done ASAP!

Jesus
Jesus

About time this baby is going to get built! Let’s do it! Just speed up the date to like next year to start construction! Hahaha! Would love to see this up and running already!

Anonymous
Anonymous

One can only hope the prices of the studios will be affordable for all the people that work in downtown.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That many studios means some if not most won’t have windows but will be like high priced interior storage units.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What studio in Miami have you ever been in that has no windows? I’ll wait….

Joey mags
Joey mags

This is a silly mix of apartment types. The professional job market in Miami doesn’t support this demand for studios. What is really lacking is Urban homes / apts for families, e.g. 3br units. In all of south beach, less than five 3br units on market for under $900k

Anonymous
Anonymous

Except most of the people looking in these areas are not families, they are young professionals looking for studios or roommates. So….in which this building actually meets the demands of the market.

wait
wait

I thought the same.

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